Release date - 13th August 2020
Book length - 304 pages
Publisher - Canongate Books
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Between life and death there is a library.
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.
The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.
Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?
A thought-provoking, evocative story about life and its endless possibilities, THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is beautiful in every way.
Imagine all the ways your life could have panned out. The millions of decisions that shift your life unto a certain path, closing and opening different doors at different times. Now imagine there is a library where all the lives you could have lived reside - and you get the opportunity to try them on for a little bit to see if you would have been happier. Well, that is the situation Nora Seed finds herself. Her life did not end up the way she thought it would but if she had made different decisions would she have found fulfillment? By opening a book she can see these lives - the life where she married Dan instead of breaking his heart, or the life where she became a glaciologist like she wanted when she was a teenager, and that's just for starters. But life is never simple, even in the Midnight Library, and Nora must figure out how to live her life before it is too late.
I loved every word in this story which has so much heart and humanity on each page. Who hasn't regrets or wondered what could have happened if they had made a different choice? And this story opens up all of these parallel lives where we imagine a perfect type of happiness exists, which is not what life is. Every life you could have chosen will have highs and lows, love and heartache, happiness, and sadness, and as Nora learns more about herself in each of her lives, you will find yourself learning something about yourself too. Matt Haig's writing is powerful - powerful in its honesty, its openness, its wonder at the simple things - and it's like he weaves an emotional spell over his readers as you turn each page.
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is my favourite book of 2020 so far and I highly recommend it. It's definitely one I will re-read time and time again.
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. His latest novel is The Midnight Library and the audiobook edition is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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